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Via Ferrata Dolomites: customised trekking hut to hut

Flexible Via Ferrata Dolomites treks, from 1 to 10 days, along the best concatenation of via ferratas in the central Dolomites area

 

If you are looking for information about the Via Ferrata in the Dolomites for a customised trekking, you are in the right place! Here you will find information on all the aspects of the Via Ferrata Dolomites hut-to-hut trekking, as well as logistical details to help you organise your holiday in Italy.

You will need only 20 minutes to read this informative page about the Via Ferrata Dolomites, Rifugios (Alpine huts) of the Dolomites, flight strategies to get to Italy and transfer to the Dolomites, clothing and gear for the mountains.

It’s a great resource to organising your Via Ferrata Dolomites holiday!

My “best creation” is this flexible program of Dolomites via ferrata trekking (from 1 day to a maximum of 10 days) from hut to hut. After reading the background information and studying the hut-to-hut options, please email me with your preferences to begin discuss the organisation of your first holiday on the via ferrata in the dolomites. Practically every part of the program can be customised to match what you want.

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1. Logistic basic information

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Read these basic information about Via Ferrata Dolomites and logistics for organising your travel in Italy. Don’t hesitate to ask me any other specific questions you may have.

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Via Ferrata Dolomites program
 

Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 1 – Via Ferrata Roda de Vaèl

Walking time for the approach: 1.30 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 1.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.30 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 765 m.

We start from your accommodation and take the local bus (for the single day option we go in the car of the mountain guide) to Karer pass. From Karer pass we take the Paolina chairlift to  Refuge Paolina  and than walk in direction of the Refuge Roda di Vael. Near this refuge the VIA FERRATA RODA DI VAEL begins. It’s a perfect Dolomites via ferrata for beginners not particularly exposed. After completing the via ferrata route, we descend to Vajolon pass and continue to Refuge Fronza alle Coronelle.

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 2 – Via Ferrata Santner

Walking time for the approach: 0.40 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.40 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 751 m.

From Refuge Fronza alle Coronelle, we start by climbing the VIA FERRATA SANTNER to Santner pass where the Refuge Santner is located, then we continue to Refuge Re Alberto and on to Refuge Principe.

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 3  – Via Ferrata Antermoja

Walking time for the approach: 0.10 hrs
Climbing time: 4.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 2.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.40 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 657 m.

From Refuge Principe we climb the VIA FERRATA D’ANTERMOJA and descend on the other side, continue to Refuge Alpe di Tires near the Siusi plateau.

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 4 – Via Ferrata Maximiliansteig

Walking time for the approach: 0.20 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 4.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 448 m.

From the Refugio Alpe di Tires we climb directly the VIA FERRATA MAXIMILIANSTEIG. A typical via ferrata along a exposed crest. We climb down on the other side and come back at Refugio Alpe di Tires. we continue cross the Udai Valley, and finish at the Refuge Sassopiatto/Plattkofelhuette

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 5 – Via Ferrata Schuster

Walking time for the approach: 2.00 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 7.30 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 875 m.

From Refuge Sasso Piatto, we head north to the Sasso Piatto peak and Refuge Vicenza and then climb the VIA FERRATA SCHUSTER.  We descend to the Refuge Sasso Piatto and continue to Refuge Valentini or Refuge Friedrich August at Sella pass.

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 6 – Via Ferrata Meisules

Walking time for the approach: 0.45 hrs
Climbing time: 3.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.45 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 728 m.

From Refuge Valentini or Refuge Friedrich August, we climb the VIA FERRATA MEISULES, traverse the crags of the Sella Group to Pordoi saddle and descend to Hotel Savoia at Pordoi Pass ….the oldest Hotel of the Central Dolomites…. a historical building of the pre-touristical era….

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 7 – Via Ferrata Piazzetta

Walking time for the approach: 1.20 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 1106 m.

From Hotel Savoia we climb the VIA FERRATA PIAZZETTA and return to the Pordoi pass. Then we continue on the Viel del Pan path to Refuge Viel del Pan (5-6 h) or Refuge Castiglioni at Fedaia Pass.

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 8 – Via Ferrata Trincee

Walking time for the approach: 1.30 hrs
Climbing time: 3.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 1.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.00 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 528 m.

From Refuge Viel del Pan or Castiglioni, we climb the incredible VIA FERRATA DELLE TRINCEE (Via ferrata of WWI trenches).  It is an original Kaiserjaeger (Austrian mountain troops) via ferrata from the 1914-1918 war. We descend on the other side to Refuge Passo Fedaia

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 9 – Via Ferrata Eterna

Walking time for the approach: 0.30 hrs
Climbing time: 4.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 2.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.30 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 893 m.

Marmolada

From Refuge Passo Fedaia we climb the “Alpini” (Italian mountain troops) VIA FERRATA ETERNA at the Marmolada Serauta peak. We descend the Marmolada di Rocca glacier to Refuge Pian dei Fiacconi 

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Via Ferrata Dolomites: DAY 10 – Via Ferrata Marmolada West Crest

Walking time for the approach: 1.50 hrs
Climbing time: 3.00 hrs
Walking time back to the starting point: 2.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 643 m.

The last day….. from Refuge Pian dei Fiacconi, we climb the Marmolada Penia peak (the highest summit of the Dolomites at 3343 m) via the west ridge on the VIA FERRATA DI PUNTA PENIA. We descend on the main glacier of the Marmolata to Refuge Pian dei Fiacconi and then back to Bolzano.

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This is the last possible day of the maximal espression of the Via Ferrata trek, hut to hut, in the Central Dolomites!

 

 

ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICE PRICES (*)

The base of our pricing is the clarity and flexibility.

Here below you find the table with costs struptured per number of persons component your group (friends or family or couple), and per number of days of your preferred trek.

Every price is consider per single person based at the composition of your group that do the reservation (from single person to groups of four persons). Larger groups can ask specific prices for more components.

Under the table is explained what is included in every price (accommodations, transfers, equipments, etc.).

At the moment of reservation you can ask to have a personal trek (without others participants) or to accept other participants.

If you accept others participants, the guide can combine more persons together (singles, couples of groups of friends) of similar levels and it will apply, at every unity of reservation, 20 Euro discount for every day.

Prices All Inclusive

(*) WHAT INCLUDED EVERY “ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE”?

- My personal suggestions for your vacation in Italy and for the travel logistics before and after the trek.

(this is a unique and valuable service: you can ask for help to best arrange any aspect of your vacation in Italy).

- Full time mountain guide service during the reserved days.

- Transportation during the trek.

with my car which holds a maximum of 6 people plus me, or other local transport like buses. (cableways are NOT included)

- The nights of lodging in the rifugios during the trek, with half board.

HB = bed + breakfast + dinner. (lunch and beverages are NOT included)

- 2 nights of lodging in Bolzano at a Bed-and-Breakfast, one night before and one after the trek.

B&B = bed and breakfast. (lunch, dinner, and beverages are NOT included).

- All technical gear for climbing, as you need.

helmet, harness, kit for via ferrata, protective gloves for via ferrata, ice axe, crampons, trekking poles, etc.

Note: How is possible reduce the costs?

If you are independent with your rental car and don't use the overnights in Bolzano the night before and/or after the tour, the prices will be reduced proportionally.

 

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